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Jan 29, 2013 1:00am EST
quote john and senator kennedy worked on it. >> [inaudible] you are talking about importing tens of millions of those skilled laborers. what would you say to working- class americans who worry that their wages and jobs will be lost -- >> it is in our principle that we will tie future float to employment. if there are jobs available floor -- four americans to take, that will be one of the major components of future flow. if there are jobs that there are not americans for, then, obviously, it will be much easier for people to come in. an example, farm work. americans, by and large, wherever it is, americans do not do the farm work. so we need workers like that. but we're all united in the view that immigration is good for america and good for employment and good for a growing economy. to have people who will pay taxes, who will contribute to the economic well-being is a very good thing, and we aim to get it done.
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 5:20pm EST
immigration." john mccain started one day to talk about immigration, and what happens? we are where we are. >> some people know that capitol hill is amazing, because you can walk up to anyone, and that does not mean they will talk to you, but you can ask a question. when i moved from the hill, from the white house to the hill, i was like standing back because i was trained like not to approach people, and they were, "go ahead, approach people." i have watched you. you physically grabbed the senators. tell me the secret in getting these senators to talk to you. >> i do not actually grab them. >> yes, you do. >> i sort of hide behind the bushes and pop out. you try to develop a relationship over the years and talking to them and grabbing them in certain locations, where they are more predisposed to chat. when they are running quickly to a vote, for instance, i would not get the best interview, but if they are walking back to their office, you will have more time to chat and get to know them. over the years, you develop a level of trust, that they can trust what you will report will be accura
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am EST
you. host: senator john mccain yesterday at the bipartisan press conference, talking about why he thinks members of his party should get behind the proposal. caller -[video clip] >> the republican party is losing the support of the disparate regions of the hispanic citizens. this is a preeminent issue for those citizens. i think that over the years, republicans in particular, but also democrats and all of our citizens have realize the reality of what all of my colleagues just stated. we cannot continue as a nation with 11 million people residing in the shadows. we have to address the issue and it has to be done in a bipartisan fashion. if we do succeed, and i think that we will, it will be a testimony -- testimonial to the efforts of ted kennedy from years ago, which laid the groundwork for this agreement. this agreement has very little difference from that legislation that was brought by senator kennedy some years ago. host: john mccain of arizona, speaking yesterday. anita, new york, independent line. caller: it may be different in new york city, but why do these politicians ass
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
." >> created by america's cable. >> , on thursday, secretary of state nominee john kerry testified at his confirmation hearing before the foreign relations committee. more than four decades ago, senator kerry testified against the vietnam war before this in committee. he has served as the massachusetts senator for more than 25 years. current secretary of state hillary clinton introduced senator kerry at the hearing. harry reid said he is working to hold a focused tuesday on the nomination. this hearing is about four hours. -- vote tuesday on the nomination. this hearing is about four hours. [indistinct conversations] >> good morning. this hearing of the senate foreign relations committee will come to order. let me ask, as i did yesterday, i ask unanimous consent of returning members to allow prospective member to participate in today's hearing. if there is no objection, it is so ordered. let me start by saying, you are not at the table yet, senator. we will have you there shortly. wow. [laughter] let me say, mr. chairman, you are still our committees chaired, deeply humbled to preside ove
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
the white house such as john mccain for president. we would not have these problems. put the murderers in the gas chamber. there's your answer. have a great day. host: a tweet -- the chairman of the judiciary committee in the senator patrick leahy. here's a little bit of him from yesterday. [video clip] >> let's make it easier. talk about gun shows. should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows for the sale of weapons? >> if you are diller, that is already the law. >> that's not my question. please, i'm not trying to place questions, mr. lapierre. >> senator, i do not believe the way the law is working now, unfortunately, that it does any good to extend a lot to private sales between hobbyists and collectors. >> so you don't support mandatory background checks at the gun shows? >> we do not, because the fact is the law right now is a failure of the way it's working. you have 76,000 people that have been denied under the present law. only 44 were prosecuted. you are letting them go. they're walking the streets. >> in 1999 you said no poles anywhere for anyone. but no
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
what faces a john kerry, now that he assumes the position today. he will be sworn in today. it rights -- writes -- some of the analysis being done with the outgoing secretary of state and john kerry coming into the position. the outgoing secretary of state is what we're talking about for the remainder of our time, the next 20 minutes or so. ohio, an independent line. caller:, foresees an. i give her attend. she is one of those people -- thank you for cspan. i give her a 10. all the people attacking about benghazi, but about iraq? to cut funding for benghazi? the republicans. the republican neocons need to go away. host: what about her accomplishments? caller: whatever job she does, she does a superlative job. she's one of those kinds of people. it does not matter that she is a democrat or any of that. she is a hard-working person. she is a hard-working lady. she makes all of the 20 white harris who put her down bad. -- white hairs who put her down bad. caller: president obama is a master of all presidents. he has a nice young black woman working for him. he made sure social sec
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 10:30am EST
committee. he talks about immigration laws, and guns, and other topics. >> john mccain's 2000 campaign, when he ran for president, is the most memorable campaigns of any that i have ever covered or been around. we will never see it again. here he was, facing george w. bush, who had all of the is cards, the republican party backing him, but republican governors in new hampshire, all the money, and john mccain went out and held 114 town hall meetings, and he stayed there until every question was answered. he would see a light bulb go off about people's heads. when will we get a patient's bill of rights? he would say, we are not going to get one until our party is owned by the insurance companies and the democrats by lawyers. he was totally open to the press. there was a candor, openness, a welcome this that no one had ever seen before and no one has ever seen since. >> mark shields on his career in politics and the washington press corps. >> at age 65, she won the oldest first lady when her husband became president, but she never stepped foot in washington. her husband benjamin harris di
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
this topic. he is in my view an american hero. john is the former chief legal officer of the cia. he spent 34 years in a cia office of general counsel. he has been called the most influential career lawyer in the cia history. in his memoir, a former director wrote, you do not call in the tough guys in a crisis. call lawyers. get the information they needed while staying well inbounds of the law. he sacrificed personally. before we begin the discussion, let's show a trailer of the film. >> can i be honest with you? i have bad news. i am not your friend. i will not help you. i will break you. any questions? ♪ i want to make something absolutely clear. a working group coming to a rescue. i want you to know you are wrong. there is nobody else. there is just us. we are failing. ♪ >> do you really believe this story? osama bin laden? >> the whole world will want to know this. >> you will never find him. [indiscernible] ♪ >> all right. so, the progressives complaint is, the detection of torture is accurate, and their role in finding osama bin laden is not accurate. i want to ask a rea
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
: john, are you -- sorry. edward, in favor or opposed to term limits? caller: i'm in favor of the people voting them out after one or two terms. this 32 years and 36 and 40 years in the senate and the house, it's ridiculous. a good example of that is trent lott. i watched him this morning on fox news. he's 70 years old, and he says -- he just went back to work. with, he retired from the senate early to avoid a law that said he couldn't -- go join a lobbying firm until five years after his term expired. well, he quit early just to avoid that law. so now he's out there, he says 70 years old, and he just went back to work and he's going to work. host: we got this from cnn politics, got this online. gop senators push for term limits is the headline. a handful of republican senators have proposed a constitutional amendment to limit how long a person may serve in congress. currently there are no term limits for federal lawmakers. but senator jim demint and several of his colleagues advocating service in the senate be limited to 12 years while lawmakers would only be allowed to serve six
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 10:50am EST
topics. sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> and john mccain's 2010 -- 20
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 1:00am EST
debate, which i moderated between president obama and john mccain, these are two very different people and personalities and when obama would speak, john mccain would furiously taking notes. he is always over caffeinated anyway. i love the guy and i like him, but he would take all of these notes and when you look over at obama, when mccain was speaking, obama never took a note. he tried to maintain absolute, direct eye contact, with john mccain almost as if, you will not rattle my chain. and he just keep looking at him and the only time -- during the debate, i still, do not know why he did this, he picked up his pen and he would draw a straight line across the notebook. if this was some sort of as an exercise or maybe he was putting 400 pounds of weight on this or whenever he was doing -- he always did that and i've never had the opportunity to ask why he did that. during the primary debates with romney, and i talk to him about this, he always wrote something down at the top of this note but and i asked him, what do you write down there? he said, i write down, dad, and it remind
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
committee. what impact senator inhofe my have, you have john mccain saying this is a good idea. do not lower the standards. >> you did not get an answer to your specific quti
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
leader. people will follow john mccain and marco rubio and others. it is the right thing for our country and the right thing for our economy. republicans have -- should have more interest in getting this reform passed than democrats. i think we won it for all the right reasons and that is because we want the hispanic votes. it is the right policy. host: we must do better at has a different opinion on twitter. let's go to ann in florida. good morning. caller: good morning. i think you're the most wonderful example of immigration in our country. i am a little nervous. i am a republican. i was concerned about the speech by marco rubio. how do you think our current administration president is going to follow in forcing identification? i'm in florida. how the enforcement by the republican platform that they unveiled will be addressed in terms of following our border rules and that sort of thing. thank you. guest: thank you. that is a good question. senator rubio issued a press release talking about that aspect of it. the president did not identify border triggers before we allow legal
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
last resort. why is not the jobs bills that are sitting in congress, how come john boehner is not passing these jobs bills? that's really what i want to know. host: patrick rice. guest: that goes back to the dead lock we were discussing earlier. if you were to ask john boehner, he would say the house has passed what we consider jobs bills, and indeed they have which would open up more offshore drilling and cut back on the regulations. democrats say we have passed job bills, and the trouble is when you have two different philosophies and each with enough authority the thwart, what you see is a deadlock, so everyone's setting on their hands and hoping for everything to go better. it's an unfortunate situation if you're one looking to see government information in one direction or the other. host: on our line for independents from norfolk, virginia, mark you're on the "washington journal." caller: good morning, gentlemen. patrick, i just wanted to have you comment. everyone who called in is 100% correct from the first caller mark, he was dead spot. your wages do not stretch to the in
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
weapons. john glenn was on it, lee hamilton, james woolsey, they had access to the defense department secret documents and information and they came out with quite a different view. let me point out some of the things they came up with. they said maintain the triad. they said maintain tactical nuclear weapons. they recommended no change in the alert status. the defense department's nuclear posture review under president obama and secretary gates found the alert status should not be altered. they fundamentally found a need for nuclear-weapons. that's the point. your commission basically says it undermines their request for nuclear-weapons. i will give you a chance to respond. global zero foresaw this argument before your report was issued. they said "the conditions that might make possible the global elimination of nuclear weapons are not present today and their creation would require a fundamental transformation of the world political order. that's a very strong statement and i think it was aimed at this idea that it is practical and realistic for us to expect the world is going to mo
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 9:30pm EST
he could win, the very first primary comp petition -- contest emma john mccain beat him in points, he became a better candidate overnight. all of a sudden, somebody beat him. he became a much better candidate overnight and became a two term residents. we should want competition. that person never is ready for prime time. i think some of these governors are terrific. this movement should come up with a job description. if you are going to hire at national review, posted job description. why are we not doing that? it is not a litmus test. what should your skills be, your belief system. i think we will have to nominate people who are relatable. who have an everyman story. we have that on our side much more than they have that. what is so everyman about john kerry or rockefeller? let's get these people, because i am sure you are aware, voters do not ask, do i like you? they ask, are you like me? are you like me? do we have anything in common? what is our connective tissue? there is always one. people raise children every day. ross perot was worth four times the amount of money that mitt r
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 6:20pm EST
, and other topics. "newsmakers" on sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern. >> john mccain's 2010 campaign when he ran for president -- 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign that i have ever covered. we will never see it again. facing george w. bush that had all of them republicans backing him. all of the money. john mccain one out and held over 100 townhall meetings. he stayed there until every answer was entered -- every question was answered. i mean, it was a refreshing candor. you can see it in the responses. he was open to the press. that candor and openness and a welcome this that no one had seen before and no one had seen since. >> lyrical analyst, mark shields, on his career in politics. sunday night at 8 p.m. on c- span's "q&a." >> you are watching "the communicators" in c-span. we are on location in less vegas at the 2
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 1:00am EST
-israel. he said potential candidates like hillary clinton, john mccain, joe biden, and newt gingrich were falling all over themselves to express their support for israel. the only exception to that rule was senator chuck hagel. i don't have anything to go with that with what you might have said but -- some of the concerns -- i used to say when i was the whip in the house you can count on the house and the senate to be among other thing, always pro-israel. i think that is the main stream of our views. i've seen a number of times that you've said you can be pro-israel but that does not mean you have to be for everything that israel is for. they are what they are. they are reported from comments that you made that are out of the context of the other comments. also, earlier today, i asked you about the bloated pentagon. you said that -- those comments were before the sequestration bill passed. they were after the bill passed. sequestration passed on august 2 and the interview was on august 29. what you said on august 29 of -- in that "financial times" interview you said "the defense depa
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
she thanked her employees and discussed american diplomacy. former senator john kerry has been sworn in as the next secretary. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. on that first day on, you've touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy and you've done enormous good for all of us and for the country we serve. we will miss you deeply. [cheers and applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership and each of us will always be deeply proud to say that we served hillary clinton's state department. [cheers and applause] and so now it's my great honor to introduce one last time the 67th secretary of state of the united states of america, hillary clinton. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. oh, well. just standing here looking out at all of you, the people i have been honored to serve and lead
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
. 2013] >> tomorrow, the special inspector for afghanistan reconstruction, and john sopko, talks about efforts of rebuilding in the country. that is tomorrow on c-span3 at 9:30. >> if you have got some hot shot that just got his ph.d. in computer science from stanford, she is getting offers from all over the world. but "you can stay in some limbo for six years." >> so, yes, congress can do a lot, and you do not have to be proficient on an iphone or blackberry to understand the applications of tech policy and what makes it work. >> it is very difficult to make investment decisions and expect any kind of return on investment when you have no way to predict the future, and our difficulty right now is there is no consistency or certainty in our policy decisions. >> the government to roll from this year's consumer electroni
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
very much. [applause] >> senator john kerry has been confirm bid the senator to be the next secretary of state. three republicans voted no, ted cruz of texas and senator of oklahoma. tonight, george washington university is hosting a role playing simulation dealing with an economic crisis. among the participants is the governor bill richardsons and foorm herb c.e.o. of hewlett-packard. hosted by former cnn chief. earlier today the president called for an over haul of the immigration law. the president made this speech earlier this afternoon and we will have it again at 9:30 here on c-span. >> all of us worked hard for causes way before we got to the white house. so the white house was an enormous push. i think the ladies would agree that the day before you are married to the president-elect, nobody gives a darn what you say. the day after he is the president-elect people think you are brilliant and your cause is very good. [applause] >> c-span's new original series, the first ladies, their public and private lives and they influence on the president. produce bid the white house histor
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
of john kerry to begin next secretary of state. next, chuck hagel before the senate armed services committee. that begins thursday at 9:30 am eastern of c-span. >> the first ladies that i am drawn to are the ones on the ground floor, the modern-day first lady that i can identify with the war, eleanor roosevelt, jackie kennedy. they are the women whose stories deal close enough to connect with. many of the women in the higher floors, on the state floor, they seem like characters from a wonderful story because it was such a long time ago. its history and your read about it. to be in their presence seems disconnecting. the first lady's on the ground floor are the ones that i remember. are remember the real stories and i can picture their lives in an incredible way that makes me think about their challenges, struggles, and how they used the space. >> "the first lady's," teaming up with the white house historical association of . airing over two seasons. the season 1 beginning president's day at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, an online. >> on wednesday, and house
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am EST
off. it has been a terrible four years as far as farm policy. host: what you make of john kerry taking over the position? are you hopeful you will see a different course taken? caller: i don't think so. he enjoys being in the limelight a lot. this is something he has been looking forward to for a long time. i think he will overshadow the president in many ways. i don't think there will be any significant accomplishment by him. host: thanks for scott paul. samuelson wrote a peice -- robert samuelson in the washington post. john from pennsylvania is next on the independent line. good morning. caller: hello. i agree with fishing sam. i think it will just continue. we have to get out of. so many of we are in somalia, yemen, iraq. we will probably be in egypt and iran. it is ridiculous. you don't see china and germany and other great economies throughout the world trying to continue colonialism or imperialism or whatever you want to call it. zogby to pull back, take care of the u.s. -- we need to pull back. we are shortchanging the u.s. host: this is more from yesterday, secretary cl
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
different things. senator levin, ranking member inhofe, i am honored to join my friend john warner in presenting chuck hagel to the committee and recommending that chuck be confirmed as our secretary of defense. i think it is worth noting that 68 years ago this month, john warner and listed in the u.s. -- enlisted in the u.s. navy to fight in world war ii. that was the start of his great career in public service, and john, i am proud to be here by your side. mr. chairman, i spent a lot of time sitting in your seat, and congratulations on not having to do that today -- >> i don't know how long it will last, but thanks for pointing it out. >> you and senator mccain have effectively guided this committee in its important role as an compelling voice for defense. you have managed to pass authorization bills even during contentious times. thank you both for your dedicated service to our nation. i am confident that you and senator inhofe will continue this tradition, and that senator mccain will still be a very, very valuable member and a voice on this committee. i believe our nation is fort
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
sandy. also this week they are expected to debate and approve the nomination of john carrie to be secretary of state. live coverage of the senate on c-span spab. and the house is out this week to allow members time in their home districts. they will meet in a brief session tomorrow but no business will take place. they will be back next week and you can see live coverage of the house here on c-span. a quick look now at some of the new faces of the 113 congress. mass mals well comes new senator elizabeth warren. she was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer protection bureau. she defeated scott brown and become it is first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. in the house joseph kennedy represents the fourth district. he is the grandson of us senator robert f. kennedy. >> if we can weigh flt needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i just had little anten
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
senator john mccain has been tangling with him over the iraq war and said his answers could affect whether he votes for or against the former republican senator which was president obama's choice and they pressed hagel whether he was right or wrong to the influx of 30,000 troops. hagel said iraq took the u.s. focus off afghanistan. here's a portion of their conversation during this hearing. or? opposed? the motion carries. thank you. senator mccain? >> thank you. i'm pleased to see an old friend here before the committee, especially pleased to see senator warner and senator nunn , two senators who have contributed greatly to the defense. these questions are not reasonable people disagreeing, these are fundamental disagreements. our concerns pertain to your final judgment and world view on areas of national security, including security in the middle east. with that in mind, let me begin with your opposition to the surge in iraq. 2006, republicans lost the election and we began the surge. he wrote a piece in the "washington post" -- leaving iraq honorably. he said it's not in the nat
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
like to know how has john mccain can question this man like he is not too good. another thing, they are only doing this because of who the president is. they are open with that. host: we will leave it there. guest: i think john mccain -- i think what you see is a real passion for the issues that he was questioning him about. he is a passionate man. he is someone who cares deeply and that was evident yesterday. i think he is someone who takes things personally and very much to heart. and again, the iraq war was something he felt acutely and was very outspoken on and has been throughout the execution of that war. i think you could see that yesterday. host: she is a senior adviser for the center for studies. if you want to watch senator hagel's hearing in total, i invite you to go to our c-span video library at www.c- span.org. thank you very much. coming up, it is our regular look at america by the numbers. they will look at how americans across the country are doing financially. we will be right back. >> my cartoons depict native humor. when i first started this cartoon, they were na
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Feb 3, 2013 1:05pm EST
those people need to be included in the system for background checks. >> if john mccain's 2010 campaign, when he ran for president, is the most memorable campaign of any that i have covered. we will never see it again. he was facing george w. bush who had the republican party backing him and the three republicans from new hampshire and all the money. john mccain held 114 town meetings and stayed there until every question was answered. you can see the light will go on in people's heads. john mccain said we are not going to get a patient's bill of rights. next question. it was this refreshing candor. he was totally open to the press. it was a cantor and openness, sort of a welcome this that no one had seen before and no one has seen since. longtime columnist -- >> longtime paul -- longtime columnist on his career in politics. tonight at 8:00. she never set foot in washington. her husband, benjamin harrison tie -- benjamin harrison, died after his first month in office. in c-span's original series, "first lady." produced with the white house historical association, sees and one b
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Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
former colleagues, including senator john mccain. that exchange is about an hour and a half into the hearing. later, we will get your thoughts about the nomination and hearing on our phone lines at 11:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 pacific. carl levin chairs the armed services committee and makes the opening statement. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets today to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first welcome senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has done to get bills enacted, his leadership on a host of issues, his support for the work of this committee, and for always keeping our hearings likely. -- lively. senator inhofe has shown his strong commitment to the national defense over his 20 years on this committee. and i know that we are going to
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Feb 2, 2013 9:30pm EST
debate, which i moderated between president obama and john mccain, these are two very different people and personalities and when obama would speak, john mccain would furiously taking notes. he is always over calf and it anyway. i love the guy and i like him, but he would take all of these notes and when you look over at obama, when mccain was speaking, obama never took a note. he tried to maintain absolute, direct eye contact, with john mccain almost as if, you will not rattle my chain. and he just keep looking at him and the only time -- during the debate, i still, do not know why he did this, he picked up his pen and he would draw a straight line across the notebook. if this was some sort of as an exercise or maybe he was putting 400 pounds of weight on this or whenever he was doing -- he always did that and i've never had the opportunity to ask why he did that. during the primary debates with romney, and i talk to him about this, he always wrote something down at the top of this note but -- notebook and i asked him, what do you write down there? he said, i write down, dad, and it r
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Feb 2, 2013 2:15pm EST
hear from some of the speakers excluding john morton, the head of immigration and and miranforcement's sorvino. >> ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming director john morton. [applause] >> good morning. i am the director of immigration and customs enforcement. i do not have an academy award to my name. i am one of the government tax that is here to speak to you today. i do not have a glamorous shot, either. it is just me and a flag. what we're doing every day over i.c.e., are the principal investigative arm. it is largely known in the public for its immigration enforcement functions which are less than half of what it does. we action have 13,000 special agents and officers. the reason we have such a large presence is that we are an investigative agency. we cover a wide variety of everything from jet trafficking to the investigation of artwork that was stolen in europe and brought to the united states. and exploitation including sexed trafficking. it is a big part of what we do. what of one of the things we doh an unsettled part, the immigration enforcement.
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Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
has confirmed john kerry as the next secretary of state. also, transportation secretary ray lahood has announced he will step down. on capitol hill today, the head of the nra testifies before the senate judiciary committee on gun violence. also testifying, retired navy captain mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was shot two years ago in tucson. the washington post as a story about how families react when local public schools closed. a group of activists a closing schools most of text poor and minority students. -- most effects poor. we would like to hear from you. here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. wheat can share that on the air. you can join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span .r e-mail us in the headline in the washington post this morning -- what you think's? is closing public schools a civil rights issue? the washington post says -- other stories related to this, from "the huffington post" -- those phone numbers again -- we will start with an independent caller this morning. lou in conne
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Feb 2, 2013 11:20am EST
meetings until every question was answered. john mccain said we are not getting a patient's bill of rights as long as my party owns the insurance companies and the democrats on the trial companies. it's a refreshing cantor. it is a welcome this. no one had seen it before and nobody has seen it since. >>mark shields on his career in politics, sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's 00q &a." >> nikki halye talks about public school funding and croats and edgar structure. from south carolina, this is about 50 minutes. >> thank you. [applause] thank you very much. mr. speaker, mr. president, ladies and gentlemen of the assembly, constitutional officers, and my fellow south carolinians. this year we will continue the tradition of recognizing a certain truth that everything we have in this state we 0 first and foremost to the men and women in uniform who serve on our behalf. [applause] please join me as we pay tribute to those that gave the last full measure of devotion in the service of their state and country this past year. on behalf ofsouth carolinians, know that we will never forget. [appla
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
. it is complicated. when john wrote the report he said that there is no evidence that any imminent attacks have been stopped for the cia interrogations program. let's let that stand on its merits. let's not even challenge that. that then is taken to mean the program therefore was not effective. you cannot prove this close, immediate, if it did not lead you to tackle someone who is around on the rooftop right before the attempt, then it did not count. breaking up the financial network 18 months earlier, disrupting the courier, you get the point. sometimes it gets bollixed up. we had all the letters here. we are mixing and matching. i think that gets lost. >> one example is the takedown of the cell where you had ksm getting information that he gave $50,000. then you take that information. he gives us the name of the person that he gave a description and the phone number. that information, you then would lose analysis on on that phone number. it was critical to that. all sorts of intelligence aspects get involved. >> you cannot separate any single source, any single discipline, any si
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Feb 3, 2013 5:35am EST
. should be doing more in syria. >> thank you. thank you senator john mccain who is a national hero for the work he has been doing in the senate all of these years. i just use up some of my time, but it is worth it. let me stipulate first of all, the united states cannot do everything everywhere. we cannot involve ourselves even when there are humanitarian crises. we cannot always involve ourselves. there are limitations on our capabilities, our resources, and our attention. the question really is, does syria rise to the level that those acquire our attention. if you think about america's role in the world, traditionally a our involvement, we easily become involved not necessarily just for humanitarian reasons. sometimes for strategic reasons. very frequently when humanitarian issues and strategic issues -- strategic interests converge. syria is unquestionably a place where humanitarian issues do converge. lisa has talked about it. senator mccain has talked about it. you read about it every day. it is a horrendous humanitarian catastrophe. the only thing i would add is the upward of 1 m
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
. he said potential candidates like hillary clinton, john mccain, joe biden were falling all over themselves to express their support for israel. the only exception to that rule was senator chuck hagel. i don't have anything to go with that with what you might have said but -- some of the concerns -- i used to say when i was the whip in the house you can count on the house and the senate to be among other thing, always pro-israel. i think that is the main stream of our views. i've seen a number of times that you've said you can be pro-israel but that does not mean you have to be for everything that israel is for. they are what they are. they are reported from comments that you made that are out of the context of the other comments. also, earlier today, i asked you about the bloated pentagon. you said that -- those comments were before the sequestration bill passed. they were after the bill passed. sequestration passed on august 2 and the interview was on august 29. what you said on august 29 of -- in that "financial times" interview you said "the defense department, i think -- thi
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Jan 26, 2013 6:00am EST
primary comp petition -- contest emma john mccain beat him in points, he became a better candidate overnight. all of a sudden, somebody beat him. he became a much better candidate overnight and became a two term residents. we should want competition. that person never is ready for prime time. i think some of these governors are terrific. this movement should come up with a job description. if you are going to hire at national review, posted job description. . why are we not doing that? it is not a litmus test. what should your skills be, your belief system. i think we will have to nominate people who are relatable. who have an everyman story. we have that on our side much more than they have that. what is so everyman about john kerry or rockefeller? , because these people i am sure you are aware, voters do not ask, do i like you? they ask, are you like me? are you like me? do we have anything in common? what is our connect tissue: should mark -- connective tissue? there is always one. people raise children every day. ross perot was worth four times the amount of money that mitt rom
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
thank my colleagues, john mccain, thanks. we've been down this road before but i feel good about our chances this time. chuck thank you for your leadership on this and bob and lindsay and i understand that you've been the force blind this. -- the force behind this. he's the glue, you're the force and it's worked. we've come to this moment. and here we are facing the issue of immigration. nothing new in america. this inflammation has been -- this nation has been debating the issue of immigration since the first group got off the boot and wanted to know why the second boat was coming. but it is critical to remember that those immigrants whose d.n.a. we carry had something special in their make up to get up and move to come to this nation for a great opportunity they couldn't find in another place. that's part of what we are today. and secondly it says something about our nation about how many people want to come here in this opportunity for an expanding economy. they want to be here in america. the third point is important, our immigration system is broken and has been broken for a lon
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Feb 2, 2013 4:10pm EST
work. you can look for example, federal job training programs which were put in place by john f. kennedy half a century ago. these program never work. they write about job training programs and find they don't work. these problems go back many m decades. look at some of the oldest subsidy programs that are pumped out by the bureau, we pump out a few billion dollars a year to indians that live on reservations. aside from the reservations where they have gaming, reservations continued to be the poorest places in america. this hasn't worked to lift indians out of poverty. this makes sense whether or not we have a federal deficit. even if we had a zero deficit, many program cuts and determination would sbreels g.d.p. and expand -- increase g.d.p. the fiscal conservatives always say they want to cut spending but near i will all the focus in recent years have been trying to impose overall restraint by voting balanced budget. i'm not against the caps but they do not reduce the underlining pressure to spend. the only way to do that is challenge particular programs and make the argument
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Jan 29, 2013 10:00am EST
, but not least, is dr. claudia fegan. she is the chief medical officer of the john h. stroger jr. hospital of cook county. she was interim chief medical officer of the cook county medical services. she received her undergraduate degree and her medical degree from the college of medicine. thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you. as a chief medical officer, i confront, on a daily basis, our country's failure to provide universal access to health care and the right to which i believe everyone is entitled. every single day people without a position line up from -- line up across the street from our hospital. hundreds of people a week, tens of thousands a year. the standout in the wee hours of the morning, hoping to be the 120 to 200 people we will be seeing that day, even better hoping to be one of the 12 patients assigned to a primary- care physician and given appointments. they hope to be one of the lucky ones to get position of their very own. our current influenza epidemic highlights the vulnerabilities of our current world for health care delivery. too few people have
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Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm EST
first primary contest in new hampshire, john mccain be done by 18 points. he became a better candidate overnight. he had to perform as a candidate. he became a much better candidate overnight. we should want competition. do not clear the field. that person is never ready for prime time. that person -- i think some of these governors are terrific. this movement should come up with a job description. if you are going to hire at national review, you post a job description. it is not a litmus test. we will have to nominate people who are relatable, who have an everyman story. we have that on our side much more than they do. what is so every man about john kerry? get these people. i am sure you are aware, if voters do not ask, do i like you? they ask, are you like me? do we have anything in common? what is our connective tissue? it does not matter if you are wealthy. everyone has watched a loved one die. there is always a connective tissue. ross perot was worth four times the amount of money mitt romney was worth. he was for the middle class. we will have to have people who have an everyman
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Jan 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
forever. >> you went to johns hopkins. >> my masters. i got my second masters elsewhere. >> i got a quote from something you said in 2005 before you became chief. "no experience in my life has had more of an impact on doing my job than going to israel." explained. >> the former chief asked me to take over the special operations commission after 9/11. you wanted me to recreate the capabilities of the police department in terms of the homeland security counter- terrorism. i traveled all over the world looking at, studying, homeland's security issues, intelligence. i took a 10-day trip to israel. i took a lot of notes when i was there. 88 pages. i met with a lot of the officials in israel. just watching the way of life in israel, there was a bombing when i was there. watching the way of life for the people in a place where terrorism is every day was just one of the most eye-opening things for me in terms of trying to develop policy for the metropolitan police department. i never want to see our country and city living like that. it really inspired me to put together a very strong capab
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00am EST
senator john kerry has been sworn in as the next secretary. >> the afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, you have done enormous good for all of us and for the country we serve. we will miss you deeply. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago, i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. from that first day on, you have touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world, you have left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy, and you have done enormous but for all of us and for the country we served. we will miss you deeply, but none of us -- [applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership, and each of us will always be deeply proud to say that we served in hillary clinton's state department. [cheers and applause] and so now it's my great honor to introduce one last time, the 67 the secretary of state of the united states for america, hillary rodham clinton. [cheers and applause] >> oh. thank you. thank you. oh. w
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Jan 28, 2013 10:00am EST
get them back into the bottle. host: this from john whitehead, also with "the huffington post" -- this was a quotation from barack obama when he was running for the presidency in march, 2007. guest: it's hard to see that in his first administration. his record is shameful when it comes to presidential powers. his unilateralism. he does not show a respect for constitutional law. when he was first inaugurated, i voted for him. i wrote a column saying i supported him. i'm from chicago originally and i'm very familiar with barack obama. but i want people in my column saying i think you are making a mistake of who this person is. he's not someone that is shown in his lack a great commitment to principle. he's had a great commitment to programs. that is to his credit that he believes strongly in programs, believes in helping people. he has not been that wedded to principle. he was not that way as the senator or in state government. and he is a very practical person, but that practicality can be dangerous. when you circumvent the limits of the constitution. host: what do you think wh
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Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
hero. john is the former chief legal officer of the cia. he spent 34 years in a cia office of general counsel. he has been called the most influential career lawyer in the cia history. in his memoir, a former director prospects, -- director wrote, you do not call in the top guys in a crisis. call lawyers. get the information they needed while staying well inbounds of the law. personally.ed carefull before we discussed -- before we begin the discussion, let's show a trailer of the film. >> can i be honest with you? i have bad news. i am not your friend. i will not help you. i will break you. any questions? ♪ i want to make something absolutely clear. a working group coming to a rescue. i want you to know you are wrong. there is nobody else. there is just us. we are failing. ♪ >> do you really believe this story? osama bin laden? >> the whole world will want to know this. [indiscernible] ♪ >> all right. so, the progressives complaint is, the detection of torture is accurate, and their role in finding osama bin laden is not accurate. i want to ask a real simple question. it
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Jan 31, 2013 1:00am EST
like paul ryan, who is a leader. people will follow john mccain and marco rubio and others. it is the right thing for our country and the right thing for our economy. republicans have -- should have more interest in getting this reform passed than democrats. i think we won it for all the right reasons and that is because we want the hispanic votes. it is the right policy. host: we must do better at has a different opinion on twitter. let's go to ann in florida. good morning. caller: good morning. i think you're the most wonderful example of immigration in our country. i am a little nervous. i am a republican. i was concerned about the speech by marco rubio. how do you think our current administration president is going to follow in forcing identification? i'm in florida. how the enforcement by the republican platform that they unveiled will be addressed in terms of following our border rules and that sort of thing. thank you. guest: thank you. that is a good question. senator rubio issued a press release talking about that aspect of it. the president did not identify border trigge
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Feb 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
take a longer view. certainly in my view, that is one for optimism. >> i will simply say that john kerry has some larger manolo blahnik's to fill. thank you, secretary, for everything. >> that was very good. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> on friday, an outgoing secretary of state tellurium clinton thing to the status. they were very proud of their work. she served under president obama since january 2009. this is about 15 minutes. [applause] [applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago, i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. from that first day on, you have touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world, you have left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy, and you have done enormous but for all of us and for the country we served. we will miss you deeply, but none of us -- [applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership, and e
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